“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Ward-Belmont College


Ward-Belmont College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, February 2, 2012
1. Ward-Belmont College Marker
Inscription. In 1913, Belmont College (est. 1890) and Ward's Seminary (est. 1865) merged to form Ward-Belmont College, a women's junior college, preparatory school, and music conservatory on Adelicia Acklen's Belle Monte estate. It was the first junior college in the South to receive accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It graduated some of America's most prominent women, including Sarah Cannon, better known as "Minnie Pearl;" Clare Booth Luce, founder of Vogue Magazine; and Lila Acheson Wallace, who with her husband founded Readers Digest. With this rich heritage, Belmont University continues in the educational lineage of Ward-Belmont College.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 206.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 36° 8.105′ N, 86° 47.666′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on Acklen Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37212, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Belmont Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Nashville's First Radio Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edmondson Home Site (approx. ¼ mile away); Schofield's Jump-Off Line (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hillsboro Theater (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Nashville (approx. half a mile away); Roger Williams University (approx. half a mile away); Remnants of the University of Nashville (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
Categories. Education
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Tulsa, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 371 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on February 3, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Tulsa, Oklahoma. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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